Pro-Life rally at Arizona Capitol emphasizes prayer

Pro-life supporters from all over the Valley gathered at Wesley Bolin Plaza Jan. 19 to protest the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

Pope says Internet a ‘gift from God,’ should be used for solidarity

Like the good Samaritan, who stopped on the road to help a person in need, travelers along today's communication highways should offer support to those they encounter there, Pope Francis said.

Millennials at march say age group most aware of costs of abortion

Despite single-digit temperatures, thousands descended on Washington Jan. 22 to declare their opposition to abortion. Most of the red noses and chapped lips belonged to faces under 25.

Pope revives question of balancing dialogue, duty to proclaim Christ

A line in Pope Francis' first World Day of Communications' message revived the question of how Christians are called to both search for truth in others and proclaim the truth in Jesus Christ.

Young women religious reflect on their transformation

Younger women in religious life make up a mere sliver of the women in the religious-vocations picture. Being spread out among a host of different communities makes peer support even more difficult. Giving Voice, a peer-led organization of women religious, is using regular retreats and networking to change that. The latest retreat, held Jan. 17-19 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in west Phoenix, was aimed at women in their 20s and 30s.

Vatican is studying possible papal trips to Korea, other Asian nations

A possible papal trip to South Korea for an Asian youth gathering in August is under consideration as are invitations to the Philippines and Sri Lanka, the Vatican spokesman said.

Divisions among Christians are ‘a scandal,’ pope says at audience

The divisions that exist among Christians are a source of pain and scandal, and damage the credibility and work of spreading the Gospel, Pope Francis said.

Diocesan leader takes key position at U-Mary in Tempe

TEMPE — Ryan Hanning has been named assistant vice president for strategic partnerships and director of cultural advancement at the University of Mary’s site...

Vatican confirms Obama will visit pope in March

Pope Francis will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Vatican March 27, the White House announced and the Vatican confirmed.

Founding members of student senate reflect on first semester at Catholic university

Mesa's first Catholic university opens its second semester Jan. 21. Students are returning for a second semester at Mesa's first Catholic university Jan. 21. Benedictine students found a values-based education enhanced their personal development and strenghtened their faith have one semester